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Determining exhaust fumes exposure in chainsaw operations.

Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987) (2016-09-12)
F Neri, C Foderi, A Laschi, F Fabiano, M Cambi, G Sciarra, M C Aprea, A Cenni, E Marchi
ABSTRACT

The objective of this study was to investigate the inhalation exposure of forest operators to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and total xylenes) contained in the exhaust fumes released from chainsaws and to suggest possible countermeasures. The study was carried out in four silvicultural treatments (coppice clearcut, conifer thinning, conifer pruning, and sanitary cut), using three types of chainsaw fuel (normal two-stroke petrol mix and two alkylate fuels). Eighty personal air samples were collected; IOM samplers combined with Amberlite XAD-2 sorbent tubes were used for collecting PAHs and Radiello

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radiello 1,3-Butadiene Starter Kit, Thermal Desorption, pkg of 1 kit (2 RAD141 adsorbing cartridges and barcode labels, 1 RAD1202 yellow diffusive body, 1 RAD121 triangular support plate, 1 instruction sheet)
radiello Empty Storage Tubes, glass (with stopper), volume 2.8 mL, pk of 100
radiello On-Field Thermometer, Includes one standard Radiello vertical adapter (RAD122) for each thermometer, configured for standard use, pk of 3
radiello BTEX/VOC Starter Kit, CS2 Desorption
radiello Clips, suspending Radiello triangular support plate, pk of 20
radiello On-Field Thermometer, Reader, pk of 1
Supelco
radiello BTEX Calibration Kit (Thermal Desorption)
Supelco
radiello Methylene Blue Calibration Standard for H2S (Hydrogen Sulfide), pkg of 100 mL
radiello Diffusive Bodies, blue, configured for sampling light sensitive compounds, pk of 20
Supelco
radiello Aldehyde Calibration Standard, 50 μg/mL each component in acetonitrile, pkg of 10 mL
radiello Filtration Kit, pk of 20
radiello Diffusive Bodies, permeative, configured for anaesthetic gases and vapors, pk of 20
Supelco
radiello VOC Calibration Kit (Workplace Environment)
radiello Diffusive Bodies, white, configured for general use, pk of 20
radiello BTEX/VOC Starter Kit, Thermal Desorption
radiello Empty Storage Tubes, polypropylene (with stopper), volume 12 mL, pk of 100
radiello Diffusive Bodies, yellow, configured for reduced sampling rates, pk of 20
Supelco
radiello BTEX Calibration Kit (CS2 Desorption)
radiello Hydrogen Sulfide Starter Kit
radiello Anesthetic Gases and Vapor Sampler
radiello Cartridge Adsorbents, for sampling Ammonia (NH3), matrix microporous PE impregnated with phosphoric acid, pk of 20
radiello Cartridge Adsorbents, for sampling BTEX and VOCs (CS2 Desorption), matrix SS net (100 mesh, 5.8 mm diam.), activated with activated charcoal (30-50 mesh), pk of 20
radiello Outdoor Shelter, pk of 10
radiello Cartridge Adsorbents, for sampling Aldehydes, matrix SS net with 2,4-DNPH coated FLORISIL®, pk of 20
radiello Cartridge Adsorbents, for sampling Anaesthetic Gases/Vapors, matrix SS net with mix of mol sieve and activated charcoal (30-50 mesh), pk of 20
radiello Replacement Mounting Strips, for use with Radiello Outdoor Shelter, pk of 100
radiello Cartridge Adsorbents, for sampling BTEX and VOCs (thermal desorption), matrix SS net (3 x 8 μm, 4.8 mm diam.), Carbograph, pk of 20
radiello Barcode Labels, pk of 198
radiello Triangular Support Plate, pk of 20
radiello Vertical Adapter, threaded for standard use, pk of 20